International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 1160
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2,2'-(1,2-Ethanediyl bis (oxy))-bisethanol
2,2'-Ethylenedioxybis(ethanol)
Triglycol
C6H14O4 / HOCH2(CH2CH2O)2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 150.2
ICSC #    1160
CAS #     112-27-6
RTECS # YE4550000
March 28, 1996 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.

 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1160 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 1160
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 1000 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2008).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 285°C
Melting point: -5 to -7°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.02
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.2
Flash point: 165°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 371°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-9.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.24 to -1.9 (calc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated, but none has been found.
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0;
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1160 TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.